It’s true – the water was colder years ago

Cold Water

Us ‘mature’ surfers often grumble that we had it tougher in the old days – no instant online eyeball surfchecks, slow journeys to the surf and wetsuits like suits of armour. Even worse, the water was colder. Now there is evidence that all is true – even that last bit.

A pukka study shows that the oceans have been warming for over a century – before manmade climate change had time to kick in. The study was comparing new data ftom ‘robot’ buoys with that from the 1st serious scientific oceanographic journey by HMS Challenger in the 1870s.

Mind you, we are only talking about a rise of about 0.6° C, so it just goes to prove that our memories are playing tricks with us.

share this:

image journal

  • not yesterday
  • Inverted perceptions
  • Exotic location
  • Standing stones
  • Surrealism
  • Vapourous ships of the dawn
  • Metal detectors behind me
  • Hands up this is a stick up
  • It's behind you
  • Stiff offshore
  • First drop in temperature for weeks
  • Towers of rain
  • Great anvils of moisture
  • The architect of the tide
  • Bird botherer
  • Serene scene

connect with wavedreamer

twitter @wavedreamers